Who we are
Even after so many years in the hospitality industry, I still fondly remember the excitement my siblings and I felt when it was time for a family vacation. Mom and Dad would gather us all up in the station wagon and we’d head off for the open road laughing and sharing time together. Although as a young child I did not yet understand how important these vacations were to the well-being of my family, I can look back now and value what those times together meant to all of us. It really was about family.
This was the true essence of my father, Kemmons Wilson, and part of everything he accomplished. From opening his first Holiday Inn hotel in 1952 to the founding of Orange Lake Resort 30 years later, he understood the magic and tradition that vacations hold in the hearts of families. The places may change, yet these values are still at the core of everything we do.
Today, we’ve come back full circle by reconnecting the Wilson legacy with the Holiday Inn brand. With close to 3,000 villas and more than 145,000 owners from around the world, Orange Lake Resort is still making vacation dreams come true for families everywhere with Holiday Inn Club Vacations. I know my father would have been proud of all that we have achieved.
Chairman of the Board
Who is Orange Lake Resorts?
We are a privately owned and operated timeshare company that strongly values family vacationing. Presently, we have over 140,000 owners and nearly 3,000 villas across multiple resorts in top family vacation destinations. These include resorts in Orlando FL, Panama City Beach, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC, Gatlinburg, TN, Lake Geneva, WI, Brownsville, VT, and now Las Vegas, NV and Marco Island, FL.
We were founded in 1982 by Kemmons Wilson, who also founded Holiday Inn®, and continue to be owned and operated by the Wilson family. Our 1,450-acre flagship resort in Orlando, FL, adjacent to Walt Disney World Resort®, is the largest single-site timeshare resort in the world. It offers close to 2,500 villas across four villages, as well as a wide variety of amenities and activities.
What is Holiday Inn Club Vacations?
In 2008, Orange Lake Resort entered into an alliance with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) to create the new timeshare brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations. As part of this alliance, we continue to look for opportunities to expand our resort network to desirable locations such as yours to provide our owners and members more flexibility and choice.
Who is IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)?
IHG is the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, topping more than 650,000 in over 4,500 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide. The IHG Family of Brands includes InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
What’s the difference between Holiday Inn Club Vacations
and Holiday Inn Club?
Holiday Inn Club Vacations is the timeshare brand created by a strategic alliance between IHG and Orange Lake Resorts. Holiday Inn Club is the member exchange program operated by Orange Lake Resorts.
In addition to this website, where can I learn more
about Holiday Inn Club?
Each month you will receive an email with status updates concerning your resort’s rebranding, renovations/improvement projects, related information and your personal invitation to choose membership in Holiday Inn Club.
The current 2012 Club Member Guide is available for you to review what current Holiday Inn Club members are experiencing through membership.
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